A silver plated copper novelty vesta
modelled as Mephistopheles.
A silver plated brass novelty vesta
modelled as an elephant's head, with ivorine tusks.
A silver plated brass novelty vesta
modelled as a horse's head.
A silver plated novelty vesta
modelled as a portrait of Gladstone.
A brass novelty vesta
inlaid in enamels: 'Who The [Devil] Are You.
A Mucuna (drift seed/sea bean) vesta
the natural large seed fitted with silver plate mounts as a wax vesta case.
A nickel plated advertising vesta
'Red Star Binder Twine'.
A nickel plated advertising vesta
'Peebles Hydropathic Hotel, Scotland'.
A silver plated vesta
embossed with a racehorse and inscribed 'Epsom'.
An uncommonly small Victorian silver vesta
floral engraved bean shaped.
A Victorian silver vesta
engraved with the crests and mottos of the Scottish Robertson and Johnstone clans.
An Edwardian silver vesta. Birmingham 1900.
An Edwardian silver vesta. Birmingham 1910.
An Edwardian silver vesta. Chester 1902.
A Victorian silver vesta. Birmingham 1895.
A Victorian silver vesta. Birmingham 1897.
An old cast iron 'City Bank' money bank
the two sections with original screw, probably made by Chamberlain & Hill.
A 19thC small carved bone travelling domino set in decorative 19thC card case
stained black and red.
Three sculptural animals
hood ornaments and paper weights, modelled as a poodle, a terrier and a jaguar.
A vintage ship in a bottle
model of the 'Matua' (1935-1970), the blue painted neck and top with fine ropework sailor's knot, blue painted stand.
A vintage ship in a bottle
model of the 'Kjøbenhavn', fine ropework sailors knotting to the end, in cradle type stand.
A mid-20thC Hilger & Watts Ltd of London 'Constant Bubble' siting level
in fitted mahogany case with certificate and details to interior lid, maker's details to the adjustable base and tripod fitting.
Eleven vintage silver plate shipping line cutlery items
Union Steamship and others, fish knives and forks, etc.
A bronze bell from the 'HENDRIK'
traditional flared form, sturdy tapered rectangular section fitting with single suspension hole. Note: the Dutch vessel 'HNLMS Hertog Hendrik' was a Koningin Regentes-Class coastal defence ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy, launched 1902, decommissioned 1968, further details available. Diameter 345.
A vintage model of a tugboat
wooden construciton, red and black painted hull, removable top superstructure revealing electric motor, the stern winch with small electric motor, single lifeboat. Length 1000.
A vintage tortoiseshell constructed model schooner
the three masts supporting raised curving sails, the hull and rectangular stand also constructed of tortoiseshell, fine rope rigging. Length 490, height 415.
A vintage tortoiseshell constructed model yacht
the two masts with raised sails of tortoiseshell panels, the body including various hatches and covered helm, cradle form stand, fine rope rigging, small copper fixings. Length 380, height 420.
A vintage pond yacht model
constructed from laminated wood, dark green partial painted hull, the schooner rigged with two stitched cotton sails. Length 940. Displayed on wood stand.
A vintage copper and brass navigation light
'Not Under Command'. Height 240 excluding hangers.
A 4⅛" Hardy Marquis Salmon No.2 fly reel
with brass ribbed foot and line, complete with Hardy zip case.
A quality Milward 4½" mahogany and brass Starback salmon reel
c1890s, with traditional Milward check button to face-plate, brass-lined spool and old line.
A good 3½" Army Navy fly fishing reel
c.1902, with embossed brass face plate, horn handle, German silver rims, permanent strong check and early braided line.
A 4" Scottish 'Graham of Inverness' Salmon reel
c.1866, with brass face plate, alloy back plate, bovine handle and permanent check.
A large 4¼" brass salmon reel
c1866, engraved 'Bownes & Bownes, 230 Strand, London', with smooth working check and bone handle.
A 3¼" Herbert Hatton Hereford fly reel
c.1920, with alloy construction, brass foot and red agate line guide and original line.
An early 13-35" brass & steel extendable poacher's gaff
c1920, with butt priest and belt clip hook protector.
A good 13" wooden spoon bill drake decoy
c1940s, hand-carved & finished with tack eyes and lead belly inserts.
A 13" wooden spoon bill (shoveller) hen decoy
c.1940s, with early type tack eyes and belly weight insert.
A 14½" wooden wide body Coot decoy
c1940s, handpainted and carved with painted eyes and original keel.
A rare 13½" fine weave canvas Armstrong featherweight stuffed decoy
c1920, with glass eyes and full makers details to underside of bill.
An original 16½" carved heart cedar mason hen mallard decoy
c1930s, with full swivel head, lead belly weights and brass wire line attachment.
A 10ft 3 piece split cane fly rod
1950s, 'The Tweed' Redpath & Co, Kelso on Tweed, used as display only so in mint condition, with cloth bag. #220
An fine old 16" vintage wicker fishing creel
c1930s, leather bound with extra lure pouch attached, 10" rule embossed to lid, distressed
A rare Charles Farlow early model black metal fly box
c1880s, with bronze Farlow logo to cream interior and fitted raised cork bars containing 30 wet flies and 70 small dry flies.
A large trophy glass case fish
'Pollack 23lbs. 15oz.', the bowfronted glazed case with ebonised trim, painted back board and simulated shell and rock base, details painted to front of case. 1040 x 200 x 490.
TWO GIANT CLAM SHELLS
Two giant clam shells. Lengths 390 and 280.
2 CLAM SHELLS
Two giant clam shells similar to above.
DBLE CLAM SHELL
A pair of small giant clam shells. Length 330.
Six sperm whale teeth
dating from the early 1900s and collected in the 1980s from a descendant of a worker at the Albany Whaling Station, Western Australia, the teeth with original pencil notations, average length 150.
A fine quality Henri Picard 19thC French gilt bronze two-handled taza
beautifully decorated with flowers and leaves. Diameter 150, maker Henri Picard, c.1831 - 1864. He worked for Emperor Napoleon III, and presented in the Louvre. Impressed marks to base of foot.
A large NZ pounamu (serpentine) river worn boulder
of approximately oval form, the top section polished showing rich dark green tone. 660 x 560 x 260, approx. 100kgs.
A bronze stallion with verdigris patina
standing with tail raised. Length 600, height 470.
A bunch of 20 old jailer's keys
the longest 150mm, on metal ring.
An early 20thC M.F. Dent of London brass cased circular hanging barometer
the silvered dial with Fahrenheit scale,' Storm to Very Dry' indications, with curved thermometer included. Diameter 120.
PR BRASS LAMPS
A pair of tall brass ecclesiastical style turned column lamp bases. Height 860.
A c.1930s brass ecclesiastical presentation font
the stepped cover with cross finial, the body presentation engraved 'Presented by Rev. P.J. Gleeson 1939', the mounting bracket with patent details for Dublin, wooden shaped bracket mount and base support. Length 480, with old newspaper cutting dated 1984 regarding previous sale.
A 19thC carved ivory handled wax seal
the tapered handle with floral swags highlighted with ribbons and bows, possibly French. Length 92.
Seven various old banknotes of the world; German
Dutch, Russian etc.
A 19thC French cast iron decorative panel
open worked with central standing cherub in oval frame with scrolling lion masks and leaf detail, oxidised finish. 95 x 570.
An Edison 'Standard' phonograph in oak case with cover
with metal horn.
2 BOXES OF CYLINDERS
Approximately 50 Edison Blue Amberol cylinder records.
A Columbia oak cased gramaphone
with large metal horn.
A Swiss music box
the 6½" cylinder playing 10 airs, numerous teeth from the comb missing. Case size 460 x 215 x 150.
An early 20thC heavy brass building sign
'The Mercantile & General Insurance Co. Ltd, First Floor', the deep cut lettering with wriggle-work evident, eight counter-sunk holes for attachment. 353 x 560.
FRAMED ADVERTISING ON TIN-ICE CREAM
Enamel tin advertising sign 'We Sell Crystal [Ice-Cream]' c.1940s/50s. 600 x 445. Later framed. 150
Two 19thC bell metal baluster mugs
maker's marks to the base for E. Taylor of Sheffield.
A Victorian walnut brass bound two compartment tea caddy
ornate strapwork. Length 200.
A small Victorian period tortoiseshell box
serpentine border, domed lid, ivory mounts and bone bun feet. Length 155.
A 19thC Scottish treen shoe form snuff box
the lozenge form hinged lid inset with a carved and pierced bone portrait panel, all over fine wire inlay and stained floral and leaf decoration, minor faults. Length 150.
A large ivory cigarette holder
tapering cylindrical with mouthpiece ridge. Length 120.
An old bagpipe box
rectangular shape, the hinged lid decoratively panelled with alternating strips of quarter cut oak, silky oak and mahogany. Length 560.
An Indian ivory cigarette box
rectangular shape, raised on small feet, the hinged lid set with a small brass elephant beneath a palm tree. 150 x 110 x 60.
A Georgian mahogany tea caddy
rectangular with brass handle and cappings, refitted interior. 240 x 150 x 135.
A solicitor's brass deeds carrying box with steel swing handle
the lockable cover to one end named R. Knox. Length 360.
SILVER TOPPED WALKING STICK
An ebonised walking cane with engraved silver handle. London 1922 by Henry Tracy & Sons. Length 910.
A pair of 19thC tortoiseshell framed sunglasses
the circular green glass lenses in a tortoiseshell frame with pinned metal fittings.
A taxidermy yellow-eyed black shag
with wings outstretched on log of wood. Width 800.
A taxidermy shining cuckoo
alighted on branch with wings outstretched. Length 300.
A taxidermy Harrier hawk
with wings outstretched, on tip of branch with ferret. Height 900.
A model of a morepork standing upon its prey
a shining cuckoo, the owl with wings outstretched, mounted on wood block.
A taxidermy full body mount of a duck
mounted upon a polished log section.
A rare and impressive grizzly bear rug
the full mounted head with open mouth, one claw absent, the winter coat displaying pale tones to the outer and dark brown inner, the green baize crinkle-cut border on a fabric backing. Length approx. 2200, width 1800.
A reindeer hide rug
the winter pelt of soft brown and white tones, well tanned. 1060 x 1040.
A kauri gum boulder
hand polished and semi translucent, 1.14kg.
A kauri gum boulder
one side in natural state, the other hand polished finish, 1.75kg.
Two pieces of kauri gum
both hand polished and semi translucent, 365gms and 510gms.
Three pieces of kauri gum
all hand polished and semi-translucent, 460gms, 180gms, 370gms.
Four pieces of kauri gum
all hand polished, 415gms, 310gms, 150gms, 135gms.
Twelve pieces of kauri gum
some hand polished and translucent, some in natural form. 280gms.
A large cut boulder of N.Z. nephrite (pounamu)
three cut and semi-polished surfaces showing good dark tone, the natural surfaces showing evidence of water wear. 500 x 190 x 360. Weight approx. 35kgs.
A small carved wood African figure held in a glazed circular brass mount
the ship's type mount with internal paint finish and stand supporting the figure with dark patina. Circular kauri backing board. Diameter 200.
An old ivory walking stick handle
carved in the form of an African woman, her hair in tribal braids. Height 100.
A dinner gong supported from ivory tusks
each tusk carved with various animals and snakes, raised on an oak plinth base. Height 520.
Over 100 vintage N.Z. postcards
Rotorua, Taupo and Maori scenes, all in a later album.
A pair of vintage wooden skis
together with the poles and matching leather ski boots. Length of skis 1900.
A pair of vintage WWII skis
together with one pole, old white paint finish to skis. Length 2070.
A vintage 1950s Klepper T9 folding kayak
wood frame with canvas skin, two-seater with paddles, together with a canvas bag for transporting. Length 4.4 metres. This particular boat is highly regarded within the kayaking fraternity.
A vintage 1950s Klepper Slalom 59 folding kayak
wood frame, canvas skin, single seater, with paddle, together with canvas bag for transporting. Length 4.35 metres. Until 1961 most world championship titles were won in this model boat.
A three-drawer telescope
in zinc with leather binding, the eye-piece tube engraved 'R.J. Creasy to Charles Elliott'. Length 760.
A miniature portrait on ivory
Moritz Stiberth by C. Pienczkomska. Wood frame with oval gilt slip. Signed and dated 1820. Length 90.